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Beethoven's Eroica

Friday, October 6, 2017 - Sunday, October 8, 2017

Part of the 2017-2018 Masterworks Series! The HSO kicks off the 2017-2018 season with a captivating program featuring one of Beethoven’s most celebrated works! Beethoven’s “Eroica” is a journey of emotional extremes. This heroic and mighty symphony was originally dedicated to Napoleon Bonaparte, but when Napoleon declared himself an emperor, the composer was so enraged he changed the dedication. Beethoven’s Overture to Egmont was written as a set of incidental music pieces for the 1787 play of the same name by Goethe, who declared that Beethoven had expressed his intentions with “a remarkable genius.” And Yugo Kanno’s Revive spotlights two Japanese instruments unique to an orchestral concert – the shakuhachi, an end-blown flute, and the koto, a traditional stringed instrument.

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